Four weeks down, and all-out nonconference play is in the past. Before the Big Ten games kick off Saturday, take a look at our All-Big Ten nonconference offensive team.
We’ve had plenty of time to digest what we saw on the gridiron last Saturday. So, in this social media world, let’s slap a hashtag on it, OK? Get Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten coverage: Illinois: #cardiackids #toocloseforcomfort #thankyoujoshferguson Indiana: #terrifictevin #hugeupset #newlife Iowa: #sunshinekid #backontrack? #welcomebackoffense Maryland: #tightenthatdefense #testedinnonconference #feartheturtle Michigan: #struggling #lookslike2013 #whoistheQB? Michigan State: #firststeptowardrunningthetable #buzzsaw #bigtensbest Minnesota: #allrunnopass #needbalance #anotherunderrateddefense Nebraska: #fearameer #offensive #stillperfect Northwestern: #awinisawinisawin #workinprogress #bigplaysneeded Ohio State: #passdefensewillbetestedbycincy #improving #timetomakearun Penn State: #bigtenbigsurprise #finallyarungame #stillperfect Purdue: #improving #etlilngcomingon #defensemakingplays Rutgers: #tough #physical #resilient Wisconsin: #gordonisgreat #runningmachine #layingintheweeds About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer
The Big Ten announced its Week 4 Players of the Week on Monday, and there are six honorees. See all of the winners and what they did to earn the honors in this post. Co-Offensive Players of the Week: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska, Sr., RB Recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 rushing yards, in Nebraska’s victory over Miami (Fla.) Carried the ball a career-high 35 times, reaching the end zone twice on the ground and adding a third touchdown on a three-yard reception in the second quarter Became Nebraska’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards, passing 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers
Michigan State remains atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, but 4-0 Nebraska has moved to No. 2 and is on the Spartans' heels.
It isn't a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo's latest installment of "Sunday Ruminations." Get DiNardo's Week 4 thoughts inside.
An impressive 12-1 week was just what the Big Ten needed before conference play. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 4 honors, grades and numbers inside.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 game predictions. Find out inside!
Let’s call this “Bounce Back Week.” And, the Big Ten needed it. In a bad way—a really bad way.
The Big Ten had plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. See my top 10 Big Ten offensive performers from Week 4 in this post!
We’ll be posting pictures from around the Big Ten on this football Saturday right on through tonight’s games, too. All of our galleries can be found over here. Here’s the live Week 4 scoreboard page.